Announcement of competition: Rent purse seiners
to annual mackerel tagging west of Ireland / Hebrides in the period 2017 - 2020
capture more than 20 species but the Brazilian sardine is the main target fish for this fleet (Cergole & Dias-Neto, 2011).
Taking advantage of this associative behavior, tropical tuna purse seiners
regularly deploy drifting, manmade floating objects, also called drifting fish aggregating devices (DFADs), to facilitate their catch of skipjack (Katsuwonus pelarais), yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and bigeye (Thunnus obesus) tunas.
Crivello, Former Managing Owner, Tuna Purse Seiners
, and a longtime investor in WD-40 Company
MFD will issue 30 licences Stern Trawlers (Single Boat Pelagic/Midwater Trawling) up to 350 GT, 15 licences for Squid Jiggers up to 350 GT and 5 licences for Tuna Purse Seiners
up to 700 GT.
The majority of such vessels are trawlers with some purse seiners
But purse seiners
argue that handline operators, because they target big tuna, also run the risk of catching the big tuna before it can lay their eggs and spawn, said Ambutong Pautong, regional director of the BFAR.
Spain, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indonesia, and Iran are the top five tuna fishing nations in the Indian Ocean using highly mechanised purse seiners
and long liners.
Ignoring the PNA rules that all fishing licenses come under the group's vessel/day arrangement, Kiribati signed a side deal with a fleet of four giant Spanish purse seiners
The duration of the protocol will be three years and will allow 27 purse seiners
and eight pole and line vessels to fish for tuna and other migratory species in Gabonese waters divided as follows: France 12 tuna purse seiners
and one pole and line tuna vessel; Spain 15 tuna purse seiners
and seven pole and line tuna vessels.
It has also been a particular problem for the Philippines, where both domestic and international purse seiners
have largely fished out the rich tuna resources off southern Mindanao (read: The Rise and Possible Fall of the Philippines' Tuna Capital).
In the meantime, we have this laughable measure that an area off Somalia, which is already largely off limits due to piracy, will be closed to long-liners for a month and purse seiners
for a month.